What are indications for nail bed laceration repair?

Updated: Aug 25, 2020
  • Author: Rahi K Yallapragada, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(T&O), MCh(Orth); Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Treatment of the following acute injuries, in decreasing order of incidence [2] :

  • Simple lacerations (most common injury)

  • Stellate lacerations

  • Severe crush injury

  • Avulsion of the nail from the nail fold perionychium [3]

  • Subungual hematoma [4, 5] involving over 25-50% of the visible nail


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